The Party of the European Left, we support today as always the commitment of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC-EP to hold firm the flag of stable and lasting peace deserved and claimed by all Colombians. At the same time we are very worried about the difficulties involved in implementing the Final State Agreement, nowadays in particular with a focus on compliance with the Amnesty and Pardon Law, which is one of the fundamental Laws for the construction of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, so necessary for the release of political prisoners.
Education Working Group Education plays an important role for training citizens and consequently for the society’s collective consciousness. Nowadays, the neo-liberal objective is to shape women and men interested only by themselves. Education is strongly utilitarian, subjected to free-market imperatives, and above all centred on skills allowing for a quick adaptation to new situations in a competitive economy.
The announcement of the opening of a dialogue between the government of President Nicolás Maduro and the representatives of the opposition, supported by UNASUR and of the presidents Lionel Fernandés, Martín Torrijos and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, together with the mediation of Emir Paul Tscherrig, the representative of the Vatican, crashed with the rejection of the most extreme wing of the opposition.
The 2nd Meeting of Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the European Union and Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will take place on 10 and 11 of next June in Brussels on the topic “Shaping our common future: working for prosperous, cohesive and sustainable societies for our citizens”.
The European Left Party sends its most warm congratulations to Frente Amplio’s candidate Tabaré Vázquez for his victory this Sunday against the candidate from the right Luis Lacalle Pou. It will be the third consecutive government for the Frente Amplio (FA - Broad Front), having also obtained the majority in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.
Violence against women is omnipresent: at the workplace, at home, in public and on the Internet. The report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published in March 2014 is based on research into direct violence and reveals the magnitude and scale of this kind of violence.